Team # 491: Mineola MS 1 TEAM PAGE

Mineola Middle School
Mineola, NY, United States

Host: Mineola Middle School
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Setup Time: 8:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 9:30 AM
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Vince Interrante
Team Members: 10
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are learning about simple machines. That way, we can use our knowledge of simple machines to build contraptions to use in our Rube Goldberg. One example is a pulley, which we used in our machine.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Get back to WORK!!

Why we think we should win:
We are a very hard working team. Each and every member of our team puts in 110% and contributes to the machine to the best of their abilities.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Next year, it would be awesome if the Rube Goldberg challenge would be to put cheese on a pizza.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our machine was created around the theme of Chrismas. Many kids in our school enjoyed their Christmas a lot, many of which on our team. So, we figured, why not build our Rube Goldberg about something loved by people around the world.

Our Step List

1. A Ball rolls down tube wrapped around a Christmas tree
2. The ball hits a bigger ball
3. The bigger ball hits wooden blocks
4. The wooden blocks hit two marbles
5. The marbles roll down a funnel, then a ramp
6. The marbles hit a larger ball
7. Ball falls into cup
8. Cup falls down and activates pulley
9. Pulley makes wood block fall, releasing a ball that goes down a wooden board and then a funnel
10. Ball hits a train that goes down tracks and hits a pin with a domino attached to it
11. Pin falls and makes domino fall, releasing a ball
12. Ball goes down a tube and hits dominoes
13. Dominoes fall and hit a cup sealed with tape and a ball on top of the cup
14.Cup falls and ball rolls into a spool of thread and hits another ball with bandage attached to it
15. Ball falls with bandage attached to it and bandage falls onto to the Santa hat

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos